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Carenado Tease Their Upcoming Saab 340 for X-Plane

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In a Facebook post, Carenado has teased their Saab 340 for X-Plane ahead of the upcoming release. Based on the same aircraft that was released in April last year for P3D and FSX, the S340 will, in the X-Plane market, become a direct competitor to the Leading Edge Simulations Saab 340 that has been around for years and become a much-loved product in the community.

From the screenshots included in their post, we can see a highly detailed cockpit, with high-quality texturing and PBR, with the X-Plane default FMC included on the pedestal. The exterior modeling is to the same standard as the P3D equivalent, as one would expect, and is finished off with PBR to give the model some shine.

No word on a release date or price as yet, but based on past product releases, it’ll be released at a moment’s notice. If you’re in the market for a Saab in X-Plane, check out some of the screenshots below, or head to Carenado’s Facebook page for the full set.

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Magknight B787-9 Aviator Edition Released

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The Magknight B787-9 project has been in active development for some time, and despite the initial low-cost price point, the aircraft add-on has divided the X-Plane community on just whether this plane is something that should be in everybody's hangar, and this seemed to be due to texturing and avionics related gripes. These may have now been resolved, however, with
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Ultra Weather XP v2.5 Cloud Art Previewed

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The developer behind Ultra Weather XP - the environmental improvement plug-in for X-Plane - has previewed the completed cloud and sky art, due to be packaged with the upcoming v2.5 update, though a post to the product's Facebook page and group. This update, which continues to build on the much-loved features of the existing v2.4.x, is expected to bring further
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Cremonasoft Airbus A310: The FSElite Review

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We really are in the golden age of the classics within the X-Plane community at the moment. We’ve recently had FlyJSim update both their 732 Twinjet and 727 Series, while we have Felis working on a 747 Classic, along with Rotate’s MD-11 looking like it may make a release in 2019. We were also recently graced with the Cremonasoft A310,
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Oz Flight Sim Expo 2019 Dates Announced

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Following on from a highly successful 2018 event around 2 weeks ago, the Oz Flight Sim Expo team has announced the dates for the 2019 event, along with the launch of a brand new logo (seen above). The Oz Flight Sim Expo is the only flight simulation event of its kind in Australia, bringing together the, already niche, flight simulation community
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X-Plane 11.30b1 Released

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The team at Laminar Research has taken the wraps off X-Plane 11.30 beta 1 for the general public. This is a major update to the simulator that brings a number of large-scale improvements, primarily in order to facilitate the transition to the Vulkan engine at a later date.

As it stands, Laminar has identified a small list of bugs that they’re aware of and working to fix in later builds. These include;

  • XPD-9388 Software hangs upon exit when using VR.
  • XPD-9495 Particle effects get cancelled by replay.
  • XPD-9501, XPD-9449 AMD driver bugs with displays & weapons.
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Hot Start TBM-900 Updated To v1.0.2

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The Hot Start TBM-900 released yesterday to much acclaim, but following the highly anticipated release, some users reported errors with the aircraft that rendered their new $65 investment rather unusable. Not the type of people to make a buck then run, Goran and Saso quickly issued the v1.0.1 patch less than 24 hours later, and subsequently also the v1.0.2 patch.
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Hot Start TBM-900 Released

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After an almost year-long development, Hot Start has released their TBM-900 through X-Aviation. The Hot Start name is a collaboration between established X-Plane developers Goran Matovina (most widely known for his Leading Edge Simulations Saab 340) and Saso Kiselkov (known better as Totoritko, responsible for popular X-Plane plugin Better Pushback). With Goran responsible for the highly detailed modelling and textures, Saso has used his incredible
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Hot Start TBM-900 Release Date Announced

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Finally, the plane that the entire X-Plane community has been following the development of, the Hot Start TBM-900, is approaching release. Cameron, the founder of X-Aviation - the storefront on which the TBM-900 will be distributed through - made a post on the X-Pilot forums today to announce that the aircraft is due for release this coming Saturday at 00:00
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Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain South Released For X-Plane

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After showing some incredible previews at RAF Cosford last weekend, Orbx has released their first TrueEarth product for X-Plane - Great Britain South. With developer Tony Wroblewski at the helm, Orbx has put together a stunning product that captures the beauty of the English countryside, as well as the cities in between. Great Britain South contains 107,349km2 of aerial imagery that
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